Languages

Judeo-Portuguese

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Introduction

The Judeo-Portuguese language was spoken and written by Jews in Portugal before the sixteenth century (Peninsular Judeo-Portuguese), as well as in various countries of the post-dispersion diaspora (Emigré Judeo-Portuguese). Texts were written in Hebrew letters (Portuguese Aljamiado) or in Latin letters.

The verb

Compared with standard Portuguese, Judeo-Portuguese preserved some archaisms:

Judeo-PortugueseStandard PortugueseLadinoEnglish
ayhaythere is
heéesis

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